Brazil's police arrest 10 ISIS sympathizers suspected of Olympics terror plot

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7/21/16

Terrorism

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With two weeks to go to the opening of the Olympic Games in Brazil, the Brazilian police have arrested ten alleged ISIS sympathizers in the states of São Paulo and Parana on suspicion of planning acts of terrorism during the games.

Two other suspects are still at large.

Alexandre Moraes, the Brazilian justice minister, described the suspects, all Brazilian citizens, as “absolutely amateur and unprepared.” He said, though, that all had sworn allegiance to ISIS, openly celebrated the recent terrorist attacks in Olando and Nice, and had tried to buy AK-47s.

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